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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

NEW DELHI, India — The leader of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Wednesday that India should “arrest and punish” U.S. diplomats in India who have “same sex companions” as same-sex acts is illegal in the country.

Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha

“Media has reported that we have issued visas to a number of U.S. diplomats’ companions. ‘Companions’ means that they are of the same sex,” said former foreign minister Yashwant Sinha.

“Now, after the Supreme Court ruling, it is completely illegal in our country, just as paying less wages was illegal in the U.S. So, why does not the government of India go ahead and arrest them and punish them,” he said.

Last week, India’s Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision that had decriminalized homosexuality, restoring a colonial-era law – Section 377 – that criminalizes gay sex.

“My view is irrespective of Section 377. But the point is, as of now it is illegal,” Sinha added. “The law is still against same-sex relationships. Whether it should be there or not is another question.”

“So, following the rule book, since same-sex relationships are illegal in this country, those diplomats who are into it should be arrested, just as those in the U.S. paying less wages are in the wrong following the U.S. law.”

Last week an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general, was reportedly arrested, handcuffed and later strip-searched by U.S. immigration officials.

Sinha’s remarks followed a complaint by a maid that the diplomat who employed her was paying her less than the minimum wages stipulated under U.S. visa requirements.

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  1. And I say India is a nation that smells of curry and shit.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:28pm
  2. No, thank you...In India, that would get me killed! ;-)

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:29pm
  3. Don't forget lsweat

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:31pm
  4. dude when you finish using the toilet all you use is toilet paper. you don't even wash your shit off. don't throw stones in glass houses.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:44pm
  5. your comment smells of hatred and bigotry. let's try being less ethnocentric in response to his homophobia, and instead direct our anger toward something more productive like writing letters.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:55pm
  6. yup, at least we don't use our hand as toliet paper, smell your hand lately silky? Lacey letters will hardly solve the issue of racisim in India, the country is way more racist than the deep south, the people always argue among themselves about "who's blacker" a common argument is "but you're black so.."

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:01pm
  7. if that's the case, we need to be visible allies to people of india who are trying to rise up instead of silencing them by making racist remarks.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:31pm
  8. Actually India is drawing itself further down, and No one here seemed to make a racist remark, they just stated their opinion, and it does, as a matter of fact, smell strongly of curry and shit.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:34pm
  9. GO FUCK YOURSELF, INDIA. Fucking morons.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:29pm
  10. FUCK YOURSELF, USA! Fuck you for your corporate greed, for your racism, sexism, homophobia, xenopbobia, classism, and your many other instances of oppression. Let's all hate the United States and project that hatred towards an entire country and its peoples. Let's forget that even in the US, there are plenty of people who are working diligently to end said oppression, because they are clearly part of the problem since they live in the US. ^That's exactly how you and several others on this thread sound. You might want to consider that next time you project certain issues unto an entire nation.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:37pm
  11. dude stay mad. it's not just india i'd say to go fuck themselves. it's not everyone it's meant for. it's meant for all the closed minded fucks. :) I don't need to consider anything really.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:48pm
  12. not our fault your too stupid to move from VirginiaUSA still beats this shit hole dive

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:50pm
  13. These filthy indians are out of control….keep them there and out of the US, who the hell wants to go there anyway…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:29pm
  14. insulting all of india is not okay in response to one politician's hateful remarks. let's not blame an entire culture for one stupid politician, hm?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:56pm
  15. Actually, we should stay out of India, we should keep our research and citizens out of India too, that's actually a good idea.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:09pm
  16. not saying we should give our money to india at this point. absolutely not. but calling them "filthy" is not okay.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:32pm
  17. It is a pretty filthy country in terms of waste and garbage, but you wouldnt know that as you've probably never been there.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:37pm
  18. India needs to shut the fuck up and understand that they need to come into the 21st century and realise everyone is equal and if they don’t like it well they can continue to eat shit.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:29pm
  19. you can't blame the soil for people being assholes. politicians will always be politicians. should u say fuck you america cause of the KKK and west borrow and fox news???

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:37pm
  20. I like how Fox News always ends up in the list of bad things in the US doesn't matter what tpic you're refering to

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:41pm
  21. women in michigan have to pay for separate insurance in case of rape pregnancies?!! FUCK ALL MICHIGANS!!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:41pm
  22. lol butthurt indians. I agree with Jesse and I spent 3 years over there, not to mention i have blood ties. It really is as horrible as it sounds when it comes to these things.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:44pm
  23. well pretty close when they drink from the Ganges. worst polluted river in the world with industrial, agricultural and human waste run off.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:47pm
  24. Silky yes you should and I'm an american.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:48pm
  25. which they probably already do..poorest fucking place in the world

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:49pm
  26. Lmao!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30pm
  27. can the Indian govt do that? Legally? Like will the U.S. reign down on them with doom and brimstone or can they get away with that? I would be awfully nervous O_O

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30pm
  28. Primitive!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30pm
  29. Ah, racism – the thinking person’s response to bigotry…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:30pm
  30. Tl em brush his fukn teeth 1st.
    Durdy.Butts

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:31pm
  31. Fucking arse backwards country!! Go eat a steak! Focus on your own shitty country before interfering with everyone else

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:31pm
  32. his homophobia has nothing to do with hinduism. that was incredibly hateful and prejudiced.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:53pm
  33. It actually has very much to do with hinduism especially is he is bramin, even if he's not they can be as judgmental as over-religious Christians.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:07pm
  34. You should shut up there to much hate in the world be quite and feed your people you bigot!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:31pm
  35. No wonder they hate their own country in the first place!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:31pm
  36. He’s in India why the fuck does he care

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:31pm
  37. Well then maybe we should question every person that comes to the US from India and if they believe in their gov’ts new law they should not be allowed to move here and work, even if it is for Microsoft!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  38. smh

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  39. Notice how these third world , backwards countries have the worst human rights record….

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  40. Ah, India. A homophobic, backwards, misogynistic hell-hole stricken with poverty. Why doesn’t he shove his archaic opinion up his undoubtedly tight ass and focus his narrow little mind on the more pressing issues facing his country, hm?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  41. by what standards are you judging this entire country as "backwards" or a "hell-hole???" devaluing this country doesn't hurt him. it just makes you look like a prejudiced bigot as well.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:47pm
  42. By the fact that there are gang rapes going on left, right and centre (do you forget about the girl who was raped so violently that she died?), by the fact that arranged marriages still take place, by the fact that this criminalising of homosexuality has been ALLOWED to be re-established, by the fact that there is poverty and slums whilst the rich bask in luxury? Don't get me wrong, NO country is perfect, but India's economy is fast growing and its problems aren't being addressed fully.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:51pm
  43. no, i certainly did not forget about that woman. or the fact that there are arranged marriages (the fact that they are arranged isn't in itself misogynistic, but the fact that women are treated as property in many cases is. check your assumptions at the door. thanks.). or that homosexuality is criminalized once again. no, i haven't forgotten the devastating effect the caste system has on the impoverished. the way we deal with these problems is not by calling them names. it's by taking action.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:24pm
  44. How exactly is saying arranged marriages are misogynistic an assumption? You have just contradicted yourself by admitting that the idea behind it is indeed sexist- the whole reason why women are forced to marry men they have never met and why their fathers pay dowries is because women are not valued as much as men are! I'm glad you haven't forgotten these things, because they are the reason why I am calling the country backwards. Taking action how? You want me, a 17 year old girl, to fly over to India try to resolve THEIR problems that their own politicians don't seem to be solving efficiently? You're deluded.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:29pm
  45. Well it seems since Lacey has traveled to africa that she somehow understand how India works now, like eating an apple and thinking you know what an orange tastes like because they're both ever so slightly similar.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:32pm
  46. nope. africa and india are probably not similar at all. never said that. now, let's take this out of personal attack mode and discuss things like adults, yes? marriages in themselves are misogynistic. being arranged doesn't make it any more misogynistic. women aren't valued as much as men, no. you're right. i'm not saying that you should fly over to india. i'm saying that if you want to actually DO something, be a visible ally to indians who ARE trying to change things over there instead of insulting their entire country. that only serves to silence and oppress the allies we have over there.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:51pm
  47. "being arranged doesn't make it more misogynistic" Oh really? Okay from now on you will marry Mohammad hes 70, and you're 20, you are to have sex with him and bear him sons that is the same as being able to choose who you marry freely. Already you post things that are clearly a simple opinion and not fact.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:02am
  48. Yeah the comments coming out of this is pretty fucking sick. We are judging all India people the same way that gay people are all being judged. Not okay. Let’s set an example. Also India food is delicious.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  49. Exactly. Also, just because one leader feels this way does not mean all the people do as well.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:42pm
  50. It's totally understandable that people get worked up and want someone to blame but we have to realize that it's not ALL people who feel a certain way, just like here, politicians have the power and stupid stupid people are given soapboxes from which to make their stupid fucking points. #coughsarahpalincough

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:43pm
  51. He’s an idiot and acting like a moody middle schooler. First off, the idiotic salve owner that was arrested lied in the visa application. While the gay diplomats are awarded visas by the government of India.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  52. Guess it’s true that you can’t fix stupid

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  53. I think he should be spit on the face that does not mean it’s gonna happen

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:32pm
  54. Idiot

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:33pm
  55. Get a life God everyone is just out of control

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:33pm
  56. The Indian politician should go back to eating rice and curry and mind his own business about other lifestyles!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:33pm
  57. that was an entirely ethnocentric, hateful remark.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:45pm
  58. It wasn't actually, nothing wrong with telling someone to mind their own business. Although freedom of speech may be a bad thing in your book lacey.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:15pm
  59. no, not minding his own business. that part is entirely fine. telling someone to "go back to eating rice and curry" is stereotyping and degrading. i never said he wasn't allowed to say it. are you questioning my freedom to discuss his remark?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:47pm
  60. no, I'm not. You do realize however that Indians eat curry? So that would simply be like telling someone to comb their hair when they already do. Not very racist.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:18am
  61. FUCK YOU & YOUR FUCKING RED DOT

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:33pm
  62. hate and prejudice begets more hate and prejudice. let's end the cycle and create a new one.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:50pm
  63. yes lets all join hands and eat veggies and shit rainbows, lol

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  64. India should focus on poverty and education!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:33pm
  65. We should focus on poverty and education.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:46am
  66. Maybe they need to arrest him for being ignorant. How would he like this. I say cut off all aid we are giving them also

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:33pm
  67. so the poor people who are starving and are being beat up should suffer cause of him? how very Christian of you. I'm sure jesus would be happy.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:42pm
  68. Silky stay on topic, jesus was not mentioned.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:45pm
  69. Silky: I don't see the poverty being alleviated to any great extent by our aid, why do you think that is? And don't bring religion into this. That's wrong.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:44pm
  70. “““butt head you need to learn the cama sutra” lol

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:34pm
  71. Idiot.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:34pm
  72. I think anyone from India that doesn’t have good healthy body and mouth hygiene should be arrested and punished……

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:35pm
  73. He should be arrested and punsihed for being such an asshole -.-’

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:35pm
  74. Im sick of people saying that us homosexuals should be arrested or its a sin. We love exactly how they do but just with the same sex. They just dont understand and probably never will.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:35pm
  75. Sure while they allow groups of fucking animals to rape and kill innocent women. Bend over bitch I will show you rape you effin pig

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:35pm
  76. threatening people with rape is not okay in any circumstance. no human being, no matter how hateful or evil they are, deserves that. instead of making rape threats, why not take action? make a positive out of a negative?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:52pm
  77. Lacey STFU and move over there since you seem to think every negative thought isn't correct. Its MY opinion and if you don't like MY opinion don't read it.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:57pm
  78. well, YOUR opinion makes (mostly) women all over the world feel unsafe in their own skin. promoting rape culture is not something i can ignore.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:29pm
  79. Maybe we should bomb their asses back to the stone age……ooops I forgot they haven’t gotten out of the stone age yet!!!!!….Close their call centers and bankrupt their third world nation!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:36pm
  80. BOO. THATS why its good to be an American

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:36pm
  81. It’s sanctions time!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:36pm
  82. Stupid two face cunt he needs to be bitched slapped love is love no matter who and what you are!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:36pm
  83. i understand people’s dislike of this particular politician, but it’s completely out of line to insult the entire country of india. from what i see in the comments, the people hating on india don’t actually live there and are now insulting the entire culture. that’s entirely disrespectful and promoting of hatred (which is exactly what we want to stop). so, if you’d like to be angry at this man, fine. i understand. he’s being hateful and bigoted. however, the entire country of india may not feel the same way (sort of like not all of the u.s. feels the same way even though most states have made and maintained same sex marriage as illegal)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:37pm
  84. thank you

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:38pm
  85. Have you been to India Lacey? No? then you also don't have a right to say how good of a country it is. I speak from experience not what I'd "like to think".

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:47pm
  86. where did i say how good india is?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:48pm
  87. I don't like India because of its general treatment of women. Sorry if that's not liberal enough for you.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:58pm
  88. that's fine. i never said you have to like it. i don't either. sorry if that's not an oppositional enough response for you. you must be so disappointed.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:59pm
  89. No one is disapointed, we just don't defend women who defend rapists and racism. I feel sorry for you that you have literally no idea what you're talking about.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  90. I don't want opposition, I want rationality. You may not have said you liked it, but you refuse to condemn it.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:12pm
  91. i absoultely condemn the fact that indian culture is patriarchal and misogynistic, and i admire those indians who are working tirelessly to change that. same can be said for most other cultures as well, including my own.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:15pm
  92. jacqueline, i never said i defended rapists and racism. i don't defend that in any culture. however, we cannot pretend that rapists and racism are not present in our own cultures. something needs to change and it needs to be global. we cannot blame only one culture while ignoring others. also, i'd like to know why you think i have no idea what i'm talking about. what did i say that struck you that way?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:17pm
  93. First of all, to ignore or not acknowledge a country is teeming with crime is to also defend those crimes. no where on this post did anyone say rape and racism are not present in America. "we cannot blame only one culture while ignoring others" you are doing exactly that, actually. You don't know what you're talking about because you clearly have not studied indian culture, you have not experienced it, you have not lived in it, you probably don't even know many indian people, and yet you feel confident in your views on India when in reality, you know very little.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:24pm
  94. i'm not giving india a pass for rape and racism. i said not to give any country a pass for it. i also said specifically telling me that we need to call this country names for its oppressive policies and cultural traditions is absolutely ridiculous. assuming things about me and making this argument about me is not going to really work when your argument is founded on wanting to promote name calling and hatred.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:27pm
  95. Thank you, Lacey. It's incredible how we turn a blind eye on the extreme levels of homophobia, misogyny, racism, classism, etc. that exist everywhere and go around insulting an entire nation due to the beliefs of certain bigots. How do you think an LGBT person from India is feeling when they see similar types of bigotry and xenophobia displayed here against their country and their families? I am absolutely disgusted by how some people here are scapegoating entire countries when we (assuming most of us are from the US) also live in a total rape culture that is based on prejudice and greed.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:27pm
  96. exactly. we also need to be including people from the indian lgbtq community to rise up with us. not tear them down

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:28pm
  97. I haven't once defended the West (I'm actually British, not that it matters). I am, personally, disgusted by the world around me daily. However, I do not need to fear being criminalised for reporting rape, nor do I worry about being beaten for a low dowry. Our countries are bad, yes, but India is far, far worse, and so I think this man and his cohorts need to focus on problems like this rather than same sex marriage.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:36pm
  98. right. there are far worse consequences and far more deep-seated misogyny within india. i can't say you ever did defend the west, although i'm not sure if you're just replying to alejandro... idk if he said that either, though. i don't disagree with you on these things. however, i'm saying that insulting and hating all of india doesn't do anything except for ostracizing your indian allies.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:39pm
  99. No where did I say that I was promoting name-calling and hatred, that is just you being sensitive. All of a sudden freedom of speech it not allowed. Like I said to pretend India is such a nice country that you have to work your ass off to defend it is to agree with their social misconduct.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:40pm
  100. Instead of saying "oh maybe there really is some awful crime here and people are simply expressing their distaste for it on the internet"

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:40pm
  101. Eva, do you realize how much better your comment above sounds than "India. A homophobic, backwards, misogynistic hell-hole stricken with poverty" generalization you made earlier?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:41pm
  102. being sensitive has nothing to do with it. telling me i'm being sensitive is an age-old way to silence people who speak up against prejudice and oppression. how about asking me what i mean by that? how about learning others' perspectives before dismissing them? i'm not saying you don't have the freedom of speech. i'm saying what you're saying is hateful. that's my freedom. i'm allowed to critique your speech if you're posting it online for everyone to see, as you are free to critique mine. and don't think that because i engage in dialogue that means i'm telling you you're not allowed to express your opinion. in fact, i'm glad we're discussing these things. again, i never said "india is such a nice country." again, expressing distaste for the actions and insulting a people are two entirely different things

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:45pm
  103. Perhaps. But all I did was word it differently, the truth still remains that India has far worse problems than this politician focuses on.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:50pm
  104. I am actually speaking up against oppression, you seem to like to oppress people for speaking their mind. Even if you don't like it India is not at all a friendly country, and most American I've met that have lived there and come back tell of it as a "hell hole" it would be in the sense it seems to be the stuff fabricated in the bible about hell. Growing up half indian allows me to view india as a a whole and see that you are mistaken, to say "don't insult india" is to try and force people to do what they have the right to do, you are no more entitled to that than people who are are entitled to make you discriminate. they're not.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:51pm
  105. Jacqueline, I've been called "sensitive" so many times when I've had to put up with anti-gay remarks, so I'm not sure why somebody (who I take is an ally to the LGBT community) is using the same words to try to silence somebody from stating their opinions. Hell yeah we're sensitive - it's far better than being insensitive, which sadly is something I keep seeing in these posts. As somebody whose family is from a country that is considered "homophobic, backwards, misogynistic hell-hole stricken with poverty", I certainly would get very upset if somebody talked about my country that way. It is not an action to resolve a systemic issue in India - it is a way to put down that country in an absolute way.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:52pm
  106. in what way am i oppressing people for speaking their mind? i would like to know so that i can change it. what i would like to do is to have a dialogue. i have a right to respond just as you have a freedom of speech. just because i don't agree with you, it doesn't mean i should silence myself. calling it a hell hole is entirely your right, as it is your perspective based on your lived experiences. but in response to this post, it is, in my eyes, inappropriate. it comes off as ethnocentric. i'm not saying don't speak badly about your experiences in india. i'm saying it isn't helping anyone from india trying to fight this oppressive force. instead, how about some empathy for the people who live there, especially if you know what that's like?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:56pm
  107. empathy I will give, but I won't feel sorry for all of them as a large majority are still in favor of section 377.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:26am
  108. Deal with it.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:33am
  109. Yo, Mr Bigot, Diplomatic Immunity, you homophobic bastard. Want ALL the Foreign Money to stop flowing and your entire nation boycotted? Then Sit down and Shut up.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:37pm
  110. first of all I’m not even indian and I’m going to say this: you can’t just say, “fuck you india” because you see shit going about. america still does not have a female president and there is still a lot of violence towards women and unequal treatment. but I’m not gonna say fuck you america. its not the country its’s the people who inhabit it. I’m not gonna hate america for the KKK or the west borrow. these assholes do not represent the american people. so shut up.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:38pm
  111. It seems you only have one or two incidents of hate to use as examples Silky, if you spent time in India, and read the local papers and went out on the street, you would find it doesn't even compare to the safeness of America and there are hundreds of stories every day of women getting raped and little children being molested. I mean it when I say hundreds and those are only the ones that are reported. You can't go into the street in India as a foreign woman or even as a local woman for fear of getting sexually molested or eve-teased. To even try and put India on a similar level with America would be an insult to America. Only when you've lived in both countries and studied their culture can you know the difference, and you clearly are not well-informed.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:56pm
  112. i lived there dummy and in pakistan too. don't try tell me what I already understand. you clearly know how to make yourself look foolish.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:52pm
  113. Not really, most people who come form Pakistan or a Muslim country seem to think india is great because their own country is so suffocating. While in reality they are both just degrees of opression.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:57pm
  114. i never said india was great you devious doxy, i said not to damn an entire nation just because of its assholes. if you bothered to read what i typed you'd know that. i live in the states and can't stand when someone says,"america is fucked or shit", just because they came in contact with a jack ass. to be frank i saw more racism when i lived in pakistan. i was often called "jew-nigger" supporter. how rude was that? people would often ask if i had a lot of sex when i lived in the states. i was like, "when i came from the states i was only 11!!!" they said, "then what? lots of girls over there do that. why should you be any different?"

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:06am
  115. No, but you seem to condone multitudes of crime, as you get highly agitated when someone points it out.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:27am
  116. Kind of similar to how you can not differentiate b/w a person pointing out the flaws of a country and just damning the whole nation on the spot?

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:29am
  117. I suppose he is entitled to his opinion, my opinion is we should stop payment on the $98,000,000 foreign aid package and withdraw all government staff from the country for safety reasons… At least until they restore basic human rights.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:39pm
  118. india – a place where cows are safer than a bride with an unsatisfactory dowry — shut up stupid man and prosecute bride burners

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:39pm
  119. Thank you! Why isn't this an issue of the past yet?!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:57pm
  120. an international incident is occurring as we speak - an indian female diplomat was arrested here in new york for basically bringing her slave labor nanny with her from india and it's beyond a labor dispute - this high born indian woman was "violated" by american law enforcement investigating the abuse, so now the whole country of caste conscious descendants of ghandi are going batshit crazy

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:30pm
  121. This is disgusting.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:39pm
  122. Any other time in history this mans comments would be reason enough to end all diplomatic relations with India. Time to let them eat their Fn cows and end all support!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:40pm
  123. I love these anti gay people they’re fighting about gay rights and losing badly but they continue to fight

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:40pm
  124. did we forget that the republicans feel that rape is a gift from God and that women who get raped had it coming? they’re americans, i don’t see you saying fuck america. double standard much?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:40pm
  125. Did we forget the awful bus raping that happened in dehli and the women being brutally beaten for going to bars in India, and the hindu "holy" men who love to rape children and get away with it? No I didn't think so. As a matter of fact, I don't believe in covering for a country that has so many errors. You can't compare the number of rapes and child marriages in India to any crime in America, really because it simply doesn't happen in such multitudes in America.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:59pm
  126. Nobody here praises the Republicans either. Nobody said America was a perfect country. There is no such thing. However, Jacqueline is right, the violence towards women is far worse in India. Why do we have these problems in both countries? Abuse of religion.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  127. the last thing we need is a comparison of who gets it worse. we need to have the understanding that we can't damn the whole country just because of its assholes

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:50pm
  128. "did we forget that the republicans feel that rape is a gift from God and that women who get raped had it coming? they're americans, i don't see you saying fuck america. double standard much?" You were just comparing Silky, way to contradict yourself.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:04am
  129. no Jackie skellington. i am not. i am merely showing how every country has it donkeys. america is not evil just cause of the tea party douche bags. so there. the only perfect place is Hogwarts school of wizardry and witchcraft.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:07am
  130. You just defied reason right there.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:28am
  131. I notice he and other uncapable Indian politicians should be the ones to be sent to jail. They are backward, they do not invest properly in the country and they stop every human right in India !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:41pm
  132. as if there were no gay Indian diplomats…..ha ha ha…you arrest criminals not human rights advocates!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:41pm
  133. Very sad most indians are peacefull people … they need to get him out before he destroys india

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:41pm
  134. All you people are missing the point entirely.
    “My view is irrespective of Section 377. But the point is, as of now it is illegal,” Sinha added. “The law is still against same-sex relationships. Whether it should be there or not is another question.”
    “So, following the rule book, since same-sex relationships are illegal in this country, those diplomats who are into it should be arrested, just as those in the U.S. paying less wages are in the wrong following the U.S. law.”
    I believe that his point is that the arrest here, while valid, was done with extreme disrespect and that if we are going to push the envelope on the law then India should too. I do not think he feels that the anti-gay law is correct, I just think that he believes that the arrest of the Indian here was not done in a just manner.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:42pm
  135. Because they don’t have any evidence that the diplomats are engaging in same-sex intercourse while in India, while US authorities had evidence that an Indian diplomat was violating US labor laws while in the US.

    It’s about evidence, good sir. Produce some- and not a word on a passport that has many, many connotations- that your laws are being actively broken by US citizens in your country. Until then, this is a case of false equivalency.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:42pm
  136. Hate only breeds more hate. Stay classy, commentators. Also, this is the view of one man, not the country as a whole.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:43pm
  137. Asshole

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:44pm
  138. They sure are sick in the heads. Look at this guy’s dental form…not well taken care of at all. This might be caused by excessive intake of Spicy food , they cause mental damage :-)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:45pm
  139. let us deport all Indian ambassadors. and close our embassy doors in India, Russia and most of the african nations.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:46pm
  140. Is this some weird way for the LGBTQ community to get support from the hard right?

    “We’re not so different, you and us – sure, we’re differently oriented, but look, we can be just as racist as you are!”

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:46pm
  141. Stupid jerk,keep worshiping cows&stay n ur 3rd World Country!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:48pm
  142. this is so bigoted and racist. this is why LGBTQ POC don't feel comfortable in our community. let's not keep feeding the fire of hatred. let's extinguish it

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:21pm
  143. What is happening to India and Russia????!!!??

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:50pm
  144. haters’

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:51pm
  145. Just some pompous twit trying to make a name for himself. I am sure he is well aware that arresting a diplomat is an act of war, and that the US has a rather large military presence within striking distance. India also relies heavily on Commonwealth trade, as well as US trade, and it only takes a stroke of the pen from either the US or Britain to cripple their economy. So let the idiot make his threats – India is a free country – but let him try to back them up and watch the SHITSTORM happen.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:51pm
  146. WOW… I’m not so sure who is showing more hate just from the comments I read here… It’s a hot political topic that is reaching a feverish pitch… I don’t see how hate against hate would have any positive results.. Just sayin……

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:51pm
  147. Perhaps if we terminate our off-shore out souring agreements with Indian companies, he’d change his tune.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:52pm
  148. Fuck him…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:53pm
  149. is this Indian insane? They represent the U.S. Government.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:53pm
  150. “Let’s end the cycle”?

    Come on, Lacey Rose, this is no time for reason and level-headedness – what we need now is wild sterotyping and rampant prejudice… :/

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:54pm
  151. Hateful, dangerous man

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:56pm
  152. He doesn’t understand the idea of Diplomatic Immunity, does he?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:57pm
  153. So much for “Diplomatic Immunity!”

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:57pm
  154. Oh Cassandra Grindall – Just a little faster than me!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:58pm
  155. I’d like to see that jackass enforce such a thing. If he thinks he can take American diplomats, citizens, and jail them for being gay, he best get ready to eat some humble pie… with a lot of lead inside.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:58pm
  156. Fcuk you shite lips!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:59pm
  157. his teeth are gross and his earlobe is piped lookin, here are some reasons why india sucks balls *in the reply comments

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:59pm
  158. First of all, the state. The Indian state has sucked balls from Day One, birthed in blood-soaked imperial and neo-colonial sin like America, Australia and Israel, with even less of an excuse, as a long-abused colony themselves. The shitty nature of the Indian state is of course rooted in Indian society, as all states are rooted in the cultural formations of their societies. The Indian state sucks because Indian society sucks. Why does Indian society suck? It’s hard to sum it up. First of all, you have one of the most callous and uncaring ruling classes, with the usual upper middle class allies, found on Earth. Missing the good old days? Go to India. Nostalgic for debt slavery and bondage, feudalism (the real deal, not the semi-feudal modern kind), slavery – child and adult, child labor, shit in the streets like the Middle Ages Europe pre-Black Plague? Go to India. It’s all there in spades. Even more appalling is that no one in India gives a fuck. The bourgeois either live in denial or could care less if the lower classes live, die, or flop, gasping, somewhere in between. The poor are too stupid and/or ignorant to know better, and many think that their savage and inhuman abuse, like something out of 1400′s England, is actually religiously ordained by God Himself. Sure, the bourgeois sold the poor this rope to hang themselves with, or gave it to them, but they wrapped up all up in one of the most barbaric cultural-religious systems known to modern Man, Hinduism, to give it the staying power of super-glue.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:01pm
  159. The pollution and the filth. The pollution and filth is destroying India and turning it into an actual open cesspool/sewage ditch/garbage dump. One that traverses the whole country. It’s not only nauseous to breathe or look at the filth that surrounds you without respite, but it’s actually literally sickening. A visit to India means a continuous low-level infectious illness from all the filth drowning out your world. Worse, Indians don’t care. See that guy shitting on the sidewalk? Pay no attention to him. OK, he’s getting up and walking away now. No problem, just don’t step in it. The rich pay the trash collectors to keep their neighborhoods clean, and fuck everyone else. A callousness reminiscent of Anglo-Irish absentee landlords in 1820′s Ireland. The one good thing about neoliberalism is a decline in bureaucracy. You gut government, so there’s not much left. Bureaucracy means too many idle government slackers wasting time and dicking off. It could also mean an insanely underfunded state, which is probably the case with India. The government doesn’t give a fuck about anything but the rich. The state exists only to suck up to the rich or in its human form to move up classwise and become part of the elite class. The state cares nothing about workers, consumers, the environment, Hell, about anything relating to the people. Everyone who works for the state is a crook, and they are all on the take. Schools and hospitals in rural areas are empty. Doctors and teachers collect salaries and never show up for work.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:01pm
  160. The starvation and malnutrition levels are actually worse than in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Kelly echoes this by saying that he’s been in 50 countries the world over, and even Ethiopia was less a shithole than India. Damn, that’s a powerful indictment. To the Africans’ credit, most Africans, despite their IQ’s, will readily admit to you that their country is a piece of shit. They don’t dig it, and they want change. Good for them. First part of getting out of a hole is not just to stop digging, but to realize that you’re in a nasty hole in the first place, and would prefer to climb out rather than digging your way towards China and sure death. Indians not only won’t stop digging, they think that trying to dig your way to China is some kind of a cultural-religious noble endeavor. Any Samaritans stopping by to toss them a rope or offer a hand are showered with abuse for refusing to acknowledge that the Indian’s deep dug pit is actually the greatest civilization created by man. Predictably, most sane folks throw down the rope, say fuck em, and walk on. The Indian keeps digging as the water fills in around his muddy and beaten feat. Hunger gnaws at his belly. In response to his dim and plunging prospects, he can think of nothing to do but shout, “Glory to Bharat!” while cursing Muslims, Christians and those nasty British. With every breath, the water’s creeping higher.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:03pm
  161. I say cut off all aid to India. He’s so anti gay but would never arrest a straight man who rapes a child. Get into the 21st century fool.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:01pm
  162. U know its funny because more than half of India’s male population is gay, out or closeted

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:02pm
  163. the politicians in India are going to decrease their trade and the travel tourism!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:03pm
  164. Cut off all American Tourism to India….see how they feel then…..IDIOTS.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:03pm
  165. Perhaps they should just come out of the prejudice closet and change the name of this page to Racist Nation…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  166. The idiot is beyond words that I would print here. There are no excuses whatsoever for all the above mentioned atrocities, and yes, they do exist.
    I’d shut off all trade with them now until they prove they have changed their ways. Don’t talk about it, do it.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  167. No, the current administration should be arrested as well

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:07pm
  168. And in other news, a u.s. lesbian demands leader from India go to a cosmetic dentist…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:08pm
  169. I thought there was diplomatic immunity. They certainly expect it here.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:09pm
  170. The BJP is a Fascist Party which actually admires Hitler .

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:11pm
  171. you know what its called shutting up for once and a while

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:12pm
  172. Instead of worrying about other countries try 2 worried about yours first N try 2 better your economy N this is not D 14 century it is the 21 century N people can choose who in the hell 2 marry N love we R not force by our family on who 2 marry!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:15pm
  173. Asshole! Probably a closet case.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:18pm
  174. Fuck India had it’s shitty anti-women, anti-gay crap. Seriously, no one would miss it if the whole fucking country sank.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:20pm
  175. This from a country that has child brides and where women victims of rape are treated as criminals.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:20pm
  176. he’s probably in the closet his self

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:21pm
  177. What did he bore of bride burning and forcing 11 year old girls to marry middeaged men.? Focus on your own shithole of a country.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:22pm
  178. India can suck it. When they quit raping and torturing women and children, they can talk about sexual morality. They judge our country for recognizing LGBTs as HUMANS, but they sure don’t mind working for pennies for AT&T, HP, etc. Stupid as dogs. Biting the hand that feeds them.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:22pm
  179. Jackass!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:24pm
  180. Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:25pm
  181. Says the man in a country where rape is condoned. Ya, he can fuck himself

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:25pm
  182. It’s called diplomatic immunity and you can suck my johnson.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:26pm
  183. Boo hater

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:28pm
  184. Dis is bull

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:29pm
  185. What year are we living in….geeezzzz

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:35pm
  186. EAT Sxxt and die!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:35pm
  187. when are pakistan and india going to nuke each other?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:37pm
  188. Shoot him

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:38pm
  189. He aught to be hung up!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:38pm
  190. You sir, Are a Cunt!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:42pm
  191. I am gay and i am an Indian. I wished India is like canada. Thank god i live in canada. And proud to be a new Canadian citizen. I don’t give the fuck what the Indian government thinks. What matters to me is that my parents being Indian immigrant accepts me for who i am .

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:43pm
  192. Looks like we will have to take our trade elsewhere, it isn’t like they are the only ones in the region that wants it.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:45pm
  193. fuck India..what a shit hole of a country

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:49pm
  194. He’s just pissed off cuz I banged his wife.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:53pm
  195. Look at that country, spreading hatred around the globe. We should be arrested for “being ourselves, be arrested for the way we were born”, why can’t straight ppl get arrested for being themselves, why does countries like India have to bully us for the way God created us? We’ve helped them out so much, and in return they are so selfish and heartless. That leader obviosuly is not happy with himself, God will strike him down and he’ll beg for forgiveness. It’s 2013, almost 2014, India grow the fuck up and wake up, this guy needs a slap accross the face to wake him the fuck up! Boom.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:57pm
  196. It would not go over well if they tried.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:58pm
  197. mind that there will be stupid ..

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:02am
  198. shut the fuck off,

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:02am
  199. What an asshole!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:10am
  200. an international incident is occurring as we speak – an indian female diplomat was arrested here in new york for basically bringing her slave labor nanny with her from india and it’s beyond a labor dispute – this high born indian woman was mistreated and “violated” by american law enforcement detaining the high born female diplomat investigating the labor / immigration abuse, so now the whole country of caste conscious descendants of ghandi are going batshit crazy.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:10am
  201. The land of the caste system.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:23am
  202. nasty inbreed bottom feeder scumbag Fool,and he’s butt ugly too!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:24am
  203. There’s Alot of ppl who need a reality check and a diaper change

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:28am
  204. He’s a dumbass. That’s all I gotta say

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:29am
  205. And so we STOP sending India the BILLIONS of dollars each year. And any diplomatic representative from Inda, ought to removed from the USA altogether and sent packing back to India!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:38am
  206. He just got back from the Folsom Street Fair and the images are still floating in his mind.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:38am
  207. Take back our jobs from India!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:40am
  208. FUCK INDIA!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:42am
  209. What a spewing of ignorant comments here. The reporting done on this purposely took something out of its context to cause a storm. This comment was made after an Indian diplomat was arrested and detained and treated very disrespectfully for a minor ‘infraction’ here. I didn’t see the article covering THAT. Let’s just hate India.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:45am